engineering careers  Great Exhibition STEM challenge launches to help locked down pupils
engineering careers  Great Exhibition STEM challenge launches to help locked down pupils

The Great Exhibition at Home Challenge‘ is challenging young people, locked down at home, to explore how Engineers can help protect our world.

The challenge has been created to encourage young innovators to continue their learning about STEM during the current school shutdown.


It has been put together by a consortium of top tier STEM educational institution including the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Big Ideas.

Dr Virginia Crompton, CEO of Big Ideas explained that while “our every day lives may have changed beyond recognition” that is “all the more reason to offer engaging and meaningful content for young people, especially as schools are closing”.

Who is it aimed at?

The Challenge packs are suitable for home-working or the classroom and but are aimed at children from primary or secondary schools.

The packs have been designed to follow a seven-week structure, which ends in a video which challenges them to create their own Great Exhibition but can be started at any time.

The winning exhibition will receive £500 worth of STEM equipment for their school as well as other, soon to be announced, prizes.


You can download a free copy of the Great Exhibition at Home resource pack and challenges at big-ideas.org

Great Exhibition at Home resource pack